The Somerset & Dorset Railway Volume 1 – The Route Explored


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The Route Explored:-

North from Bournemouth with scenes at Bournemouth West, Gas Works Junction, Broadstone Junction, Bailey Gate, Blandford Forum, Shillingstone, Sturminster Newton, Stalbridge and Henstridge.

Templecombe –  A study of the hub of the line with views of the Lower and Upper stations, working methods, the yards as well as the engine shed.

Wincanton to Evercreech with views of Wincanton and its surroundings and detailed scenes at Evercreech Junction showing freight and passenger traffic in the station and yards to the North.

Over Masbury Summit to Bath Trains on the fierce grades of the Mendips plus the stations at Shepton Mallet, Masbury, Chilcompton, Midsummer Norton, Radstock, Shoscombe Halt, Wellow, Midford and Bath Green Park.In addition the DVD looks at freight operations to Writhington Colliery and the collieries around Radstock.

As well as the archive film, there are reminiscences of Mike Arlett and Ron White, both of whom have a thorough working knowledge of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.